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Catalyst - Interactive Workshops and Panel Discussions

As we learn more about the business impact of COVID-19, all stakeholders especially large organisations and global businesses must urgently come together to reshape their strategies in response to the new reality in which we find ourselves. Rethinking, reframing and repositioning the way we do business will help us to take advantage of new opportunities, accelerate growth and ultimately provide better futures for all.

In response to the changing business landscape, we have developed Catalyst, a series of interactive workshops and panel discussions brought to you by the Hub’s key account management team*.  This new series, will help provide insight, share best practice and incite discussion and collaboration around some of the key challenges and opportunities currently facing large businesses within Greater Manchester.

During each session our key-note speakers and industry leaders will discuss what lessons can be taken from the unexpected and rapid changes that have taken place across different industries and sectors. Sharing their insights and giving you the chance to ask questions and access the latest thinking and developments. As well as this, you will have the opportunity to build lasting relationships with other large-scale businesses, that are vital to Greater Manchester’s economy, benefitting from peer to peer collaboration, discussion, and insight into their recently developed initiatives and plans.

Key Benefits:

• Support for you and your business through this difficult time - to sustain, thrive and grow
• Build a strong network of like-minded industry colleagues and gain from peer to peer insights, collaboration and share best practice
• Be a key part of Greater Manchester’s build back better campaign in reshaping the future for the wider society
• Detailed information on key challenges and hot topics of the moment Including: Strategy and leadership, digitisation, sustainability, finance and resilience
• Relevant and practical advice and insightful interactive discussion led by Hub experts and industry specialists


Sustainable Strategies for a Caring World 

Tuesday 7th July, 1pm

Improving Virtual Productivity through Technology

Thursday 9th July, 1pm

Finance and Government Support for Large Organisations

Tuesday 14th July, 1pm

Strategy Development and Recovery Planning

Thursday 16th July, 1pm

Business Eligibility Criteria:

Our Catalyst series is available to senior level personnel working for businesses that meet the following criteria:
An office or facility based in Greater Manchester
Over 250 full time employees globally and/or a turnover greater than £44 million

*The Hub’s key account management team has been created to support and meet the needs and requirements of large-scale** businesses based in Greater Manchester. The aim of which is to provide leading professional industry advice and services, whilst leveraging the power of Greater Manchester, to support their growth and development plans.
** Available to businesses with 250+ full time employees and/or a turnover greater than £44 million.